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Best Groomsmen Wedding Photos

2018-04-09T16:50:38+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|

We are always talking about how stunning our brides and bridesmaids are, but what about the boys? So gentlemen, today we want to focus on you. Whenever we receive new photos from a photographer there are a few staple shots that we look for; cake, first look, first dance, toasts, table decor….and what crazy poses our groomsmen did. We went through our treasure chest and pulled some of our favorites and can’t wait to share them with the world. We hope you all enjoy these as much as we did!

Featured image: Aaron Watson Photography

Photographer: C. Tyler Corvin Studio

Photographer: C. Tyler Corvin Studio

Photographer:  Aaron Watson Photography

Mountain Grove Wedding Ceremony

2018-03-28T18:02:19+00:00 March 28th, 2018|

Those who book their wedding at The Lodge are blessed with the gorgeous Mountain Grove ceremony as their outdoor ceremony option. The Mountain Grove ceremony site offers a spectacular 360 degree view. Up on the ceremony site is a large cedar pergola used to shelter the bridal party from guests’ view until it is time to make the grand entrance down the 100 year old grove. While the stunning tree and mesmerizing mountain views are definitely enough, there are a few options for upgrading the ceremony space.  If you’re a Lodge bride looking on how to personalize the Mountain Grove ceremony site, or just looking for some general wedding inspiration…today’s blog post is for you!

Featured Image: Jack Looney Photography

Jacqueline + Eric

Photographer: Ashley Cox Photography

Florist: Carbon + Salt 

Stephanie & steven

Photographer: Ward Photography

Lee & Carter

Photographer: Alex Pegg Photography

Kristen & Joe

2018-03-21T18:40:14+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

Today we are featuring Kristen & Joe’s wedding day, October 21, 2017! They had a stunningly beautiful Fall day, it was perfect for their outdoor gazebo ceremony.  Their photographer, Jen Fairello, captured some truly breathtaking photos in front of Mount Ida Manor. Kristen & Joe had little additions that made their wedding just perfect, from the string quartet at the ceremony, to adding string lights to the reception space, to finishing the night with Carpe Donuts… what more could a guest ask for?! Enjoy these photos!

Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe

Eliza & Chris

2018-03-14T17:06:48+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

Today we are featuring Eliza & Chris’ wedding day! The photos from Amy Jackson Photography are absolutely stunning. Everything from the first look on the one lane bridge, to the details of the reception space… everything was picture perfect about their Lodge wedding.

welcome sign
first look
bourbon burial
The lodge
reception
introductions
reception

International Women’s Day

2018-03-08T20:41:12+00:00 March 8th, 2018|

Today is International Women’s Day! To celebrate the fierce, strong, driven ladies in our life we wanted to share some of our favorite girl power photos. Enjoy!

“I chose to surround myself around phenomenal women who are confident and secure enough to know that there is enough room for all of us to make it to the finish line.”

Featured image by Ashley Cox Photography

Aventador Manor

2018-03-01T17:24:19+00:00 March 1st, 2018|

Turn your wedding day into your wedding weekend by taking advantage of the special overnight packages that Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard has to offer! Introducing Aventador Manor;  this 12,000 square foot home sits on 300 acres. This 17 room manor is perfect for hosting the VIPs from the wedding, whether it be family or the bridal party.  The guest cottage is included in the rental and is the perfect private space for the newlyweds.  The home includes a full workout room, a main floor wet bar, a full basement bar, a pool table, and a poker table.  Everything you would need for a private luxurious getaway! Another perk of renting Aventador Manor is your facility rental is waived for a rehearsal dinner up to 50 people! You have the choice between using the addition space at the Lodge, or the new private dining space at the Tasting Room & Taphouse at Mount Ida Reserve (coming soon!) Ready to book your wedding weekend? Email us at info@mountidafarm.com to book a private tour!

Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor

Happy Valentine’s Day!

2018-02-14T16:35:40+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

Today is one of our FAVORITE holidays. Any day dedicated to celebrating love, spending quality time with your favorite people, and showing your appreciation to that special person in your life is a GOOD DAY in our book! We are so lucky to work in an industry that is based around love.  Weddings are undeniably one of the most important days in a couple’s relationship. Here are a few of our favorite wedding day photos that show how much our couples truly love each other.  Enjoy, and happy Valentine’s Day!

Featured image: Meredith Sledge Photography

Valentine's Logo
First Kiss
Ashlyn & Chris

Ashlyn & Chris

Ashley Cox Photography

Josh & Caroline

Josh & Caroline

Kathryn Ivy Photography

Akinyi & Romain

Akinyi & Romain

Ward Photography

Matt & Frankie

Matt & Frankie

Candice Lin Photography

Meaghan + Craig

2018-02-06T18:05:32+00:00 February 6th, 2018|

We are EXTREMELY excited to be featuring Meaghan & Craig’s Mount Ida Farm + Vineyard wedding on our blog today! This wedding was so beautiful that it was even featured on Style Me Pretty.  Click here to see the feature! 

Mountain Views
bridesmaids
first look
kisses
ceremony
ceremony
cross ceremony
watercolor
Reception
reception
Cake

Photographer: Meredith Sledge Photography

Coordinator: Amore Events by Cody

Catering: C&O

Cake: Sweethaus

Band: AttractionSam Hill Entertainment

Floral: Southern blooms

Hair & Makeup: Avenue 42

Rentals: MS Events, Paisley & Jade, Something Vintage

Food Truck: Carpe Donuts

Stationary & Painting: Momental Designs

Weddings at Mount Ida Farm + Vineyard

2018-01-29T19:46:00+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

Mount Ida Farm + Vineyard is a gorgeous, secluded, 5,000 acre estate located just south of Charlottesville, Virginia. With mountain views, tree-line drives, historic homes available for rent, two on-property vineyards, clydesdales, and private lakes…Mount Ida Farm has everything to make your picture-perfect wedding day come true. We are now offering the choice between two venues; The Lodge and the Event Barn.

*Featured image by Meredith Sledge Photography*

The Lodge- Mount Ida Farm

*Aaron Watson Photography*

THE LODGE

For a more elegant feel with still a touch of modern rustic decor, guests may opt for The Lodge.  This 100-year old cattle stable was renovated to the 12,000 square foot building that we now know and love as The Lodge. No shortcuts were taken when building this luxury venue.

Indoor ceremony space at The Lodge

The Lodge comes with two ceremony options, one indoor and one outdoor.  The indoor option has a beautiful backdrop of the outdoor fireplace through the glass doors.  There are windows all throughout the room, so guests still get to enjoy the gorgeous mountain views.

Outdoor ceremony location for The Lodge

*Aaron Watson Photography*

The outdoor ceremony option is Mountain Grove, which gives you a beautiful tree backdrop with a panoramic view of the mountains.  The view is truly breathtaking!

View of The Lodge
Fireplace at The Lodge

THE EVENT BARN

If you wanted a more classic rustic vibe, the Event Barn is for you! This is another cattle barn that was renovated to the 8,500 square wedding venue, complete with a 30-foot high stone fireplace!

Indoor Barn Ceremony

Lauren Rogers Photography

The Event Barn also comes with two ceremony options, one indoor and one outdoor.  The indoor option has a stunning backdrop of the indoor fireplace.  You are welcome to dress the fireplace and mantle up to go with your wedding’s aesthetic.

Gazebo- outdoor ceremony event barn

Ward Photography

The outdoor ceremony option is the Gazebo, perfect if you wanted a water feature for your wedding day.

View of Mount Ida Manor
Overnight accommodations

OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATIONS

If you were looking for an excuse to turn your wedding day into an entire weekend-long celebration, look no further! We offer a plethora of historic homes available for day, nightly, and weekend-long accommodations. Get the real VIP experience for the weekend by staying overnight at Mount Ida Farm. Guests who rent out one of the large homes (Mount Ida Manor OR Aventador) also have the choice of either using the venue for their rehearsal dinner up to 50 people OR having the Mount Ida shuttles transport them and the other overnight guests to your offsite rehearsal dinner location.  

Tasting Room under construction

TASTING ROOM

Eat, drink, and be married! Coming Spring 2018 to the farm: The Tasting Room & Tap House at Mount Ida Reserve.  The on-property tasting room will be serving wine AND beer, what more could you ask for?! The tasting room will be the perfect spot for your guests who want to come see the property a little early, or could be a fun activity if you decide to stay with us all weekend long. What better way to celebrate your marriage than with a glass (or bottle) of our Blanc de Blanc?!

Akinyi + Romain

2018-01-24T18:30:01+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

We are SO excited to share Akinyi & Romain’s June wedding with everyone today! As we try to make it through the freezing cold days, nothing warms us up more than looking through these warm summer wedding photos from Ward Photography. Enjoy!

Wedding Details; stationary & jewelry
Mount Ida Manor- Akinyi + Romain's Wedding Day
Gazebo- Wedding Ceremony
Akinyi- Beautiful bride at Mount Ida Farm + Vineyard
Akinyi + Romain's first look before their wedding ceremony
Akinyi + Romain recessing after gazebo ceremony
Akinyi + Romain in the vineyard
Bridal Party
Table Setting at the Event Barn
Akinyi + Romain
Wedding Reception

Photographer- Ward Photography

Caterer – The Local

Cake- Sweethaus

Coordinator- Two Byrds Events

DJ- Darren Solozan

Lighting- MS Events

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